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The Meaning of Life
by Karen C Vanderlaan
Sunday, May 25, 2008
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The meaning of life


As youngsters, we start some deep wondering,

The questions asked then linger long into life.

Like, Why is the sky blue? , Why can’t I fly?,

How much is a million? and, Where does God live?


We anger as teens at anyone who dares,

To presume to know who we are or what we think.

When in reality, if truth be told, we have no idea,

As we desperately search for our own true selves.


Those questions become, when life’s lemonade sours,

And when the sweetness of honeysuckle drifts on the breeze,

Why am I here, what is my purpose,

How do I fit in this grand scheme of living?


And when rainy-day rainbows show themselves grand,

You realize there is no true finality to this quest.

For in living and existing you find what is true ,

That the answers are waiting, they are inside of you.


So keep asking the questions,

And continue searching for answers,

For in asking and searching you open the lines,

You will find the answers, for you desire them so.

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Reviewed by Debra Kraft 6/4/2008
Never stop questioning, never stop looking for answers. Well said.
Reviewed by Mary Grace Patterson 5/28/2008
The poem touches ones soul, and if we look hard enough we can find the answers. GREAT POEM!.....m
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 5/26/2008
Excellent poem, Karen, You are right on target with this one.
Peace, love, and light,
Amber "V"
Reviewed by Randall Barfield 5/25/2008
Exactly. We find what we're looking for eventually. I think, anyway.
Reviewed by William Bonilla 5/25/2008
I love this excellent write,
I posted one a few minutes ago
Somewhere along these same lines
Only I Just turned 65 a few days ago
Far From from being a teenager
And I still don't know squat.
Love & Peace be with you

Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 5/25/2008
great verse Karen, In grade and high schhool the teachers use to ask us our version of the meaning of life. After all the years my answer still isn't that refined, I see it as, "to live." Live in whatever turns us on the most. Life is a great deal selfish, some religious folks say we were created to serve God, but God gave us our freedom to do as we please, of course with consequences. Every individual has to figure it out for themselves, no other man has the right to refigure anothers reason. We all are turned on by different things in life and we have a god given right to like what we want or to live like we desire :) hugs and hope your holiday is great
Reviewed by Lucy Edwards 5/25/2008
Very much true. Beautiful & well-written "The Meaning of Life". Thanks for sharing.
Reviewed by Felix Perry 5/25/2008
Very good look at the progression of thoughts and search for the meaning of life throughout a lifetime and wise advice to close it with.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Price 5/25/2008
Wise words and well penned. Liz
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 5/25/2008
A wise write, my friend; brava, Karen!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :)
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 5/25/2008
We will ask questions until the day we no longer exist Karen. Thank you for sharing a lot of wisdom within your lines.

Newfie hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 5/25/2008
Excellent wisdom in these lines, Karen, well penned -

(((HUGS))) nad love, Karla.
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 5/25/2008

Sublime vision abounds in messages throughout the lines of this magnificent composition... "The Meaning of Life" diffuses the scent of wisdom and beauty.

I salute You, Poet.

In admiration,

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper 5/25/2008
The search begins and as you say: "You realize there is no true finality to this quest." Life evolves from the outer to the inner, then out again.
Reviewed by Bonnie May 5/25/2008
Yes we have many questions and we asked them all through life. Thank you for showing me I can still find the answers. Love, Bonnie
Reviewed by Ted Bossis 5/25/2008
Much to unfolding these layers of desire & beauty .~. evol Ted
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